Holiday Toy, Food, and Warm Clothing Drives

December, 2020


The social action committee of Delta Upsilon in conjunction with various community-based organizations participated in several community service projects during the holiday season in support of those less fortunate. The Chapter provided toys, food, warm clothing, and financial donations to Shiloh Baptist Church, the Mercer North Office of the Child Protection and Permanency Division, Trenton Partners for Development, and Triumphant Life Church. Without the support from the chapter and others, many families and youngsters would have gone hungry, cold, or without a gift. Ms. Darlene Weldon Gordon, Executive Director of the Trenton Partners for Development organization indicated that the donations provided by the Chapter exceeded their expectations and were able to provide winter hats/gloves/socks to over a 100 families.

Biannual Charles Drew Blood Drive

November 21, 2020


Delta Upsilon Chapter, In collaboration with the American Red Cross held its bi-annual “Dr. Charles R. Drew Blood Drive” on 11/21/2020. 15 Pints of Blood were collected. The need for donated blood and plasma has been an ongoing issue during the pandemic. This has particularly been a concern in the Black community. Everyone who donated also received an antibody test for COVID-19. The representative from the American Red Cross expressed that the number of individuals who gave blood far exceeded their expectations and has already indicated that they are excited about the next blood to be held in the spring.